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[ aws . gamelift ]

create-player-session

Description

Reserves an open player slot in an active game session. Before a player can be added, a game session must have an ACTIVE status, have a creation policy of ALLOW_ALL , and have an open player slot. To add a group of players to a game session, use CreatePlayerSessions . When the player connects to the game server and references a player session ID, the game server contacts the Amazon GameLift service to validate the player reservation and accept the player.

To create a player session, specify a game session ID, player ID, and optionally a string of player data. If successful, a slot is reserved in the game session for the player and a new PlayerSession object is returned. Player sessions cannot be updated.

Available in Amazon GameLift Local.
  • CreatePlayerSession
  • CreatePlayerSessions
  • DescribePlayerSessions
  • Game session placements
    • StartGameSessionPlacement
    • DescribeGameSessionPlacement
    • StopGameSessionPlacement

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-player-session
--game-session-id <value>
--player-id <value>
[--player-data <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--game-session-id (string)

A unique identifier for the game session to add a player to.

--player-id (string)

A unique identifier for a player. Player IDs are developer-defined.

--player-data (string)

Developer-defined information related to a player. Amazon GameLift does not use this data, so it can be formatted as needed for use in the game.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Output

PlayerSession -> (structure)

Object that describes the newly created player session record.

PlayerSessionId -> (string)

A unique identifier for a player session.

PlayerId -> (string)

A unique identifier for a player that is associated with this player session.

GameSessionId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the game session that the player session is connected to.

FleetId -> (string)

A unique identifier for a fleet that the player's game session is running on.

FleetArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN ) associated with the GameLift fleet that the player's game session is running on.

CreationTime -> (timestamp)

Time stamp indicating when this data object was created. Format is a number expressed in Unix time as milliseconds (for example "1469498468.057").

TerminationTime -> (timestamp)

Time stamp indicating when this data object was terminated. Format is a number expressed in Unix time as milliseconds (for example "1469498468.057").

Status -> (string)

Current status of the player session.

Possible player session statuses include the following:

  • RESERVED -- The player session request has been received, but the player has not yet connected to the server process and/or been validated.
  • ACTIVE -- The player has been validated by the server process and is currently connected.
  • COMPLETED -- The player connection has been dropped.
  • TIMEDOUT -- A player session request was received, but the player did not connect and/or was not validated within the timeout limit (60 seconds).

IpAddress -> (string)

IP address of the instance that is running the game session. When connecting to a Amazon GameLift game server, a client needs to reference an IP address (or DNS name) and port number.

DnsName -> (string)

DNS identifier assigned to the instance that is running the game session. Values have the following format:

  • TLS-enabled fleets: unique identifier.region identifier.amazongamelift.com .
  • Non-TLS-enabled fleets: ec2-unique identifier.compute.amazonaws.com . (See Amazon EC2 Instance IP Addressing .)

When connecting to a game session that is running on a TLS-enabled fleet, you must use the DNS name, not the IP address.

Port -> (integer)

Port number for the game session. To connect to a Amazon GameLift server process, an app needs both the IP address and port number.

PlayerData -> (string)

Developer-defined information related to a player. Amazon GameLift does not use this data, so it can be formatted as needed for use in the game.